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The Fed, Treasury Department Release Joint Final Rule Implementing UIGEA By Linda Tieh – Edited by Dmitriy Tishyevich Federal Reserve Board Department of the Treasury  Federal Register Notice On November 12, 2008, the Department of Treasury and the Federal Reserve Board, in consultation with the Department of Justice, jointly published final rule 12 C.F.R. Part 233, implementing the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (“UIGEA”) of 2006.   The UIGEA prohibits gambling businesses from knowingly accepting payments in connection with unlawful Internet gambling, including ... Read More...
Posted On Nov - 18 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Supreme Court Rules for Navy in Use of Sonar in Training Exercises By Jared Frisch – Edited by Dmitriy Tishyevich Winter v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. Supreme Court of the United States, November 12, 2008, No. 07-1239 Slip Opinion The Supreme Court reversed a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and vacated in part a preliminary injunction that had restricted sonar training operations by the US Navy. The training operations were alleged to damage ... Read More...
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District Court Vacates Verdict and Damages in File-Sharing Copyright Infringement Case, Grants New Trial By Dmitriy Tishyevich - Edited by Bradley Hamburger Capitol Records Inc. v. Thomas D. Minn., September 24, 2008, No. 06‐1497 Order (provided by EFF) On September 24, 2008, Chief Judge Michael Davis of the United States. District Court, District of Minnesota, issued an order in Capitol Records Inc. v. Thomas (formerly Virgin Records America, Inc. v. Thomas) vacating a jury’s October 2007 copyright infringement verdict and award of $222,000 in ... Read More...
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Sixth Circuit Affirms Conviction of Counterfeit DVD Importer  By Dmitriy Tishyevich – Edited by Nicola Carah  United States v. Teh Sixth Circuit, July 31, 2008, No. 06-2371  Slip Opinion  On July 31, the 6th Circuit affirmed the conviction of Thiah Teh, who was indicted after airport officials searched his luggage and found what appeared to be 756 counterfeited DVDs and 284 counterfeited DVD sleeve packages.  Teh was found guilty and sentenced to one year of probation under 18 U.S.C. § 545, which ... Read More...
Posted On Aug - 5 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Eleventh Circuit Applies Copyright Act’s Collective Works Provision to CD-ROM Collection By Dmitriy Tishyevich — Edited by Andrew Ungberg Greenberg v. National Geographic Society 11th Circuit, June 30, 2008, No. 05-16964 Slip Opinion On June 30, the Eleventh Circuit issued a divided en banc opinion, affirming by a 7-5 vote the panel decision in Greenberg II, which had vacated Greenberg I. Writing for the majority, Judge Barkett held that National Geographic was privileged to reproduce its print issues. Section 201(c) ... Read More...
Posted On Jul - 6 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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